Sagay should contest in 2019 or remain silent – Senate

The Senate has asked the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay to go back to the classroom if he is overwhelmed by the National assignment given to him.

The upper chamber said this while reacting to a statement credited to Sagay, stating that the 8th Senate as the worst in the history of Nigeria.

He had described the ongoing constitution amendment by the National Assembly as a hypocritical exercise.

Sagay blasted the senate for rejecting the devolution of powers to states and refusing to ensure 35 per cent affirmative action for women.

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However, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi-Abdullahi on Saturday said Sagay’s statement was “nonsensical” and could disintegrate the country.

He said, “He (Sagay) is entitled to his opinion. That people can make nonsensical statements is the beauty of democracy but to be totally irresponsible in denigrating state and democratic institutions is definitely unacceptable. He is not speaking as a private citizen, given his position in this government.

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“He needs to guard his utterances. He is in a democratically elected government brought about by the electoral victory of our great party made possible by the collective efforts of party members, including members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

“If he does not understand the decorum and values of democracy, let him go back to the classroom; if he is still needed there. His disdain for the National Assembly surely makes him anti-democratic. In the alternative, I challenge him to contest in 2019 or forever remain silent.”

Comments (6)

  1. Lawrence Afolabi

    Whatever the these corrupt Senators say about this man is immaterial as we know them for what they want. They are corrupt to the bone

  2. Mutiu Olawoyin Akinlabi

    His saying the truth but Nigerians hate the truth.that is where we find ourselves in this situation.

  3. Francis Adonri

    Prof sagay did not say he is a politician. Anyhow, who told your dumb a**’s you are popular? Its just ironic, that most of you got elected by rif-rafs, morons $ thugs.

  4. Abdulsalam Ismaila Omeiza

    These senators are dum, must you be a politician before telling the truth. You guys are disgrace to this country, very soon you could be asking for immunity for your wife, children and concubines. Nonsense.

  5. John Dahunsi

    The Man Dies In Him who chooses the comfortable cocoon of silence in the face of tyranny. Prof i beg…. ‘Go on soun’. I am with you.

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